Procurement Category Manager

Arras Services Ltd
£443 - £500 p day
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are looking to engage a Procurement Category Manager on contract for an initial 3 months period to work out of their offices in York. **The client has stated that these roles are "IN" the new off pay-role worker legislation - Maximum day rates: £500 Umbrella / £443 for PSC - Deemed PAYE ** Job Description An interim is required to lead on specific category/categories to develop and deliver procurement transition, SRM and Contract Management reviews, guarantee procurement proprietary, and ensure 'Value for Money' is achieved. To do this they will take a strategic approach when managing all stakeholders, both internal and external, and collaborate with other departments and/or agencies. The Category Manager is required to manage strategic supplier relationships and business critical contracts, supporting the category lead in all commercial activities. As a category manager you will: - Manage a team of category analysts and category assistants - Mentor and demonstrate leadership within teams or project teams to develop and implement corporate initiatives to control and secure compliance with business outcomes and to ensure continuous improvement in the field of procurement - Provide day to day commercial advice to clients on procurement issues and governance, advising on and drafting appropriate procurement, and Contract Management strategies, which manage risk, exploit commercial opportunities and maximise value for money - Managecost drivers effectively; - Manage relationships with internal category stakeholders and wider government; - Support and create the establishment and maintenance of excellent relationships within customer organisations - Manage and develop key Supplier Relationships to deliver exceptionalperformance in cost, service and quality; - Participate in the productions of National/European legislation guidance and standards to influence these processes and inform the business - Prepare contract management documents in conjunction with stakeholders - Data analysis and specification reviews - System review including Bravo and Contract finder - Raising requisitions - Raising POs - Creating new contracts (for interims) - Updating online guidance - Completing the banner catalogue cross check review Specialist Skills Persuasion and influencing skills in working with internal customers and colleagues Negotiation skills in working with suppliers and customers Analytical capabilities to understand and apply essential procurement techniques such as Total Cost of Ownership, Financial Analysis and pricing models and to identify opportunities for process improvements Research skills (including desktop research skills and access to market commentators) to investigate supply markets, suppliers and commodities / category areas Knowledge of E-tendering and contract management systems MCIPS qualification Travel Required May be required across the UK BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland)
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